‘Story telling is one of the most powerful techniques we have as humans to communicate and motivate others’.
Children have an innate love of stories. Stories create magic and sense of wonder. Being associated with British Council ISA Project (PITARA), we the teachers of class I & II are immensely enjoying the story telling sessions with our kids. The students are told stories using different methods like animated story videos, Powerpoint presentations, story cards, enactment, puppetry to name a few. During these sessions, we are exchanging information and extending our ideas to the students with the help of face, body and hand gestures. These sessions are proving very helpful for the children in strengthening their understanding of language. The little ones have become more expressive and have shown a profound development of their language skills. Verbal proficiency has been enhanced and the children have become imaginative and creative.
The best part of these sessions is that the children have developed their listening skills and they have enriched their list of new words. Moral values have been imparted through these stories which will surely help them deal with their own life experiences both big and small.
The support of the parents in this endeavor has been a wonderful experience. They have come forward with great ideas and taken out time to assist with various art and craft activities. The story telling sessions conducted by them are full of fun with innovative props and audio visual aids.